Tuberculous meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord (meninges).
Meningitis - cryptococcal
Meningitis - Gram-negative
Meningitis - H. influenzae
Meningitis - meningococcal
Meningitis - pneumococcal
Meningitis - staphylococcal
Tubercular meningitis; TB meningitis
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Tuberculous meningitis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. The bacteria spread to the brain from another site in the body.
Risk factors include a history of:
- Weakened immune system
Tuberculous meningitis is a very rare disorder in the U.S.